The Revolution is a Yard Patrol boat that was built for the US Navy in 1944. Yard Patrol boats were used by the Navy to teach familiarization with seamanship, research and navigation. It is one of 3 left in service from that era.
Yard Patrol crafts provide realistic, at-sea training in navigation and seamanship for midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, and candidates at Officer Candidate School, Newport, Rhode Island.
The Revolution is 62’ long and 18’ wide. Built during World War II, it has a large amount of history. It most recently worked as a tour boat in Boston Harbor and prior to that spent many years as a passenger ferry between the surrounding islands near Boothbay Harbor. Years earlier it served at a fire boat in NY Harbor.